barthite

noun barth·ite \ ˈbärˌthīt , -rtˌīt \

Definition of barthite

plural -s

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Origin and Etymology of barthite

borrowed from German Barthit, from Barth, mining engineer who discovered the mineral at Guchab, near Otavi, German Southwest Africa + -it1-ite
Note: Described and named by the geologists M. Henglein and W. Meigen in “Ein kupferhaltiges Zinkmetaarseniat, benannt Barthit, von Guchab im Otavital, Deutsch-Südwestafrika,” Centralblatt für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie, Jahrgang 1914, pp. 353-55.


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